Decision Making and Risk Ranking

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ID Author(s) Title / Description Publication Year
9392 Dennis, S., et al.

Using Risk Analysis for Microbial Food Safety Regulatory Decision Making

Using Risk Analysis for Microbial Food Safety Regulatory Decision Making

URL: http://ddr.nal.usda.gov/bitstream/10113/9291/1/IND43997812.pdf

This chapter provides an overview on the use and implementation of a risk analysis framework for microbial food safety issues, as well as approaches to decision making, using risk…

This chapter provides an overview on the use and implementation of a risk analysis framework for microbial food safety issues, as well as approaches to decision making, using risk assessment in regulatory decision making and identifying and selecting risk management options.

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Source: Microbial Risk Analysis of Foods, Edited by Donald W. Schaffner, ASM Press, Washington DC, Chapter No. 5.

Keywords:

biological hazards, decision support systems, food pathogens, human health, issues and policy, methodology, microbiological risk assessment, risk analysis, risk assessment, risk management

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2008
9390 McMeekin, T.A., et al.

Information systems in food safety management
Information systems in food safety management
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2006.04.048

This article illustrates the application of information systems to the field of food safety risk management. This paper explains that information systems are concerned with data capture, storage, analysis…

This article illustrates the application of information systems to the field of food safety risk management. This paper explains that information systems are concerned with data capture, storage, analysis and retrieval. In the context of food safety management they are vital to assist decision making in a short time frame, potentially allowing decisions to be made and practices to be actioned in real time. 

This article provides several examples on the application of information systems using databases to: 

  • Identify pathogens in food at the genus or species level using applied systematics in automated ways.
  • Design predictive modelling software (e.g., Pathogen Modeling Program) using the response of microbial populations to the environment, characteristics of foods and processing conditions.
  • Use computer software packages to aid the practical application of HACCP and risk assessment and decision trees to bring logical sequences to establishing and modifying food safety management practices.

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Source: International Journal of Food Microbiology, Vol. 112, No. 3, Dec. 2006, p. 181-194.

Keywords:

accuracy, computer software, data collection, databases, HACCP, methodology, predictive microbiology, risk management

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20060828
2006
9310 Hoffman, S.

Ensuring Food Safety around the Globe: The Many Roles of Risk Analysis From Risk Ranking to Microbial Risk Assessment
Ensuring Food Safety around the Globe: The Many Roles of Risk Analysis From Risk Ranking to Microbial Risk Assessment
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01437.x/abstract

This special issue provides a brief introduction on food safety risk assessments from an international perspective and highlights some of the research around the world as part of this…

This special issue provides a brief introduction on food safety risk assessments from an international perspective and highlights some of the research around the world as part of this global move toward risk-based food safety policy. 

The final papers in this special issue provide examples of how risk assessment is being applied to inform specific food-safety policy decisions and of how far microbial risk assessment has come in the past decade and a half. 

 

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Source: Risk Analysis, Vol. 30, May 2010, p. 711-714

Keywords:

methodology, risk analysis, risk assessment, risk ranking

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20100500
2010
8778 European Food Safety Authority

Application of systematic review methodology to food and feed safety assessments to support decision making
Application of systematic review methodology to food and feed safety assessments to support decision making
URL: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/scdocs/scdoc/1637.htm

This Guidance was developed to assess the possible modification of available systematic review methods for the systematic evaluation of food and feed safety research, and to evaluate the potential…

This Guidance was developed to assess the possible modification of available systematic review methods for the systematic evaluation of food and feed safety research, and to evaluate the potential use of SR methodology when doing risk assessments (RA) to support decision making in food and feed safety.

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Source: EFSA Journal, Vol. 8, No. 6, 2010, p. 1637.

Keywords:

decision support systems, feeds, methodology, risk assessment, safety assessment, systematic review

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20100601
2010
8738 Foodrisk.org/Risk Assessment Consortium

Risk Assessment Consortium (RAC) Symposium 2004: Presentations
Risk Assessment Consortium (RAC) Symposium 2004: Presentations
URL: http://foodrisk.org/IRAC/events/2004-09-14/presentations/index.cfm

These presentations are from the Risk Assessment Consortium Symposium held in 2004, and discuss research design strategies in risk assessment and the utilization of data in decision making.

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Source: Foodrisk.org/Risk Assessment Consortium

Keywords:

data collection, decision support systems, Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium, methodology, risk assessment, risk management

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2004
8513 Fazil, A.; Rajic, A.; Sanchez, J., McEwen, S.

Choices, choices: the application of multi-criteria decision analysis to a food safety decision-making problem
Choices, choices: the application of multi-criteria decision analysis to a food safety decision-making problem
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19044281

In this article, the authors present a multi-criteria decision analysis approach that can be used to address the problem of trying to select a food safety intervention while balancing…

In this article, the authors present a multi-criteria decision analysis approach that can be used to address the problem of trying to select a food safety intervention while balancing various criteria

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Source: Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 71, No. 11, Nov. 2008, p. 2323-2333.

Keywords:

control methods, decision support systems, issues and policy, risk reduction

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2008
8412 Lake, R.J.; Cressey, P.J.; Campbell, D.M.; Oakley, E.

Risk Ranking for Foodborne Microbial Hazards in New Zealand: Burden of Disease Estimates
Risk Ranking for Foodborne Microbial Hazards in New Zealand: Burden of Disease Estimates
URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122520737/abstract

In this study, two approaches (disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and cost of illness (COI)) were used to generate estimates of the burden of disease for certain potentially foodborne diseases…

In this study, two approaches (disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and cost of illness (COI)) were used to generate estimates of the burden of disease for certain potentially foodborne diseases (campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis, listeriosis (invasive, perinatal, and nonperinatal), infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), yersiniosis, and norovirus infection) and their sequelae in New Zealand.

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Source: Risk Analysis, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 2010, p. 743-752.

Keywords:

biological hazards, burden of disease, Campylobacter, cost of illness analysis, disability-adjusted life year, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Norovirus, risk ranking, Salmonella, Shiga toxin, Yersinia

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20100500
2010
8408 Ruzante, J.M., et al

Multifactorial Risk Prioritization Framework for Foodborne Pathogens
A Multifactorial Risk Prioritization Framework for Foodborne Pathogens
URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122542673/abstract

In this article, the authors develop a prioritization framework for foodborne risks that considers public health impact as well as three other factors (market impact, consumer risk acceptance and…

In this article, the authors develop a prioritization framework for foodborne risks that considers public health impact as well as three other factors (market impact, consumer risk acceptance and perception, and social sensitivity). Canadian case studies are presented for six pathogen-food combinations: Campylobacter spp. in chicken; Salmonella spp. in chicken and spinach; Escherichia coli O157 in spinach and beef; and Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meats. Public health impact is measured by disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and the cost of illness. Market impact is quantified by the economic importance of the domestic market.The framework provides a flexible instrument to support policymakers in complex risk prioritization decision making when different stakeholder groups are involved and when multiple pathogen-food combinations are compared.

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Source: Risk Analysis, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 2010, p. 724-742.

Keywords:

bacteria, beef, biological hazards, Campylobacter, cumulative exposure, decision support systems, disability-adjusted life year, Escherichia coli, Escherichia coli O157:H7, food contamination, food pathogens, green leafy vegetables, Listeria, meat, methodology, poultry, poultry products, prioritization, ready-to-eat foods, Salmonella

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20090800
2009
7849 Havelaar, A.H., et al

Integrating risk assessment, epidemiology and economics to support decision making in food safety
Integrating risk assessment, epidemiology and economics to support decision making in food safety
URL: http://fsrio.nal.usda.gov/nal_web/fsrio/printresults.php?ID=4883

This report describes an integrated scientific approach to supporting food safety decisions by utilizing veterinary and medical epidemiology, risk assessment for the farm-to-fork food chain, and agricultural and health…

This report describes an integrated scientific approach to supporting food safety decisions by utilizing veterinary and medical epidemiology, risk assessment for the farm-to-fork food chain, and agricultural and health economics. Included are discussions on the policy cycle, the food safety problem in general, prioritizing health impacts, and policy implementation. Also included are risk assessment models and data and a discussion on economics.

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Source: MED-VET-NET

Keywords:

cost benefit analysis, cost of illness analysis, economics, methodology, risk analysis, risk assessment, risk communication, risk management

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20060228
2006
7847 Batz, M., et al

Prioritizing foodborne and zoonotic hazards at the EU level
Prioritizing foodborne and zoonotic hazards at the EU level
URL: http://www.medvetnet.org/pdf/Reports/Report_07-001.pdf

In response to the need an integrated framework for pathogen risk ranking to support priority decisions on food safety, the European Union's MED-VET-NET and the U.S.-based Food Safety Research…

In response to the need an integrated framework for pathogen risk ranking to support priority decisions on food safety, the European Union's MED-VET-NET and the U.S.-based Food Safety Research Consortium (FSRC) organized an international conference held in Berlin, Germany, on July 19 - 21, 2006. The following report summarizes some of the results of the conference, including general principles, data needs, methodological issues and challenges, and future research needs pertaining to an integrated framework for setting priorities for foodborne and zoonotic pathogens.

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Source: MED-VET-NET

Keywords:

issues and policy, methodology, risk analysis, risk management

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20070800
2007
7786 Committee on Improving Risk Analysis Approaches Used by the U.S. EPA, National Research Council

Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessments
Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessments
URL: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12209#toc

Science and Decisions makes practical scientific and technical recommendations to address these challenges. This book is a complement to the widely used 1983 National Academies book, Risk Assessment in…

Science and Decisions makes practical scientific and technical recommendations to address these challenges. This book is a complement to the widely used 1983 National Academies book, Risk Assessment in he Federal Government (also known as the Red Book). The earlier book established a framework for the concepts and conduct of risk assessment that has been adopted by numerous expert committees, regulatory agencies, and public health institutions. The new book embeds these concepts within a broader framework for risk-based decision-making. Together, these are essential references for those working in the regulatory and public health fields.

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Source: National Academies of Sciences

Keywords:

Environmental Protection Agency, methodology, risk assessment

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7397 McLaughlin, C.

Common Misperceptions of Cost/Benefit Analysis for Public and Private Decision Making
Common Misperceptions of Cost/Benefit Analysis for Public and Private Decision Making
URL: http://foodrisk.org/default/assets/File/IRAC-event-2007-11-16-McLaughlin.pdf

This presentation discusses common misperceptions of cost/benefit analysis for public and private decision making. It was presented at the 2007 IRAC-sponsored Public Conference 'Risk Assessment, Economic Analysis, and Foodborne…

This presentation discusses common misperceptions of cost/benefit analysis for public and private decision making. It was presented at the 2007 IRAC-sponsored Public Conference 'Risk Assessment, Economic Analysis, and Foodborne Illness Regulations'. All the agenda and presentation information can be found from this link.

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Source: FoodRisk.org/Interagency Risk Assessment Consortium

Keywords:

cost benefit analysis, economics, Food and Drug Administration, methodology, risk management

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20071127
2007
5780 Fazil, A., et al.

Microbial Risk Assessment as a Foundation for Informed Decision-Making: A Needs, Gaps and Opportunities Assessment (NGOA) for Microbial Risk Assessment in Food and Water
Microbial Risk Assessment as a Foundation for Informed Decision-Making: A Needs, Gaps and Opportunities Assessment (NGOA) for Microbial Risk Assessment in Food and Water
URL: http://www.foodrisk.umd.edu/downloads/NGOAfinalreport.pdf

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Water Network (CWN), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funded a project to determine the needs, gaps…

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canadian Water Network (CWN), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funded a project to determine the needs, gaps and opportunities for microbial risk assessment (MRA) in food and water. The results of that project are presented in this report, identifying and recommending directions for the advancement of MRA from its current status as a recognized tool for decision-making but not yet exploited to its full potential, to a tool that is an integral part of the research and risk reduction strategies employed by decision makers. For information on data gaps in specific microbial risk assessments, see Risk Assessment Consortium, Data Gaps Working Group. 2004. Data gaps for selected microbial risk assessments available here

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Source: Microbial Risk Assessment Unit - Guelph, Public Health Agency of Canada

Keywords:

biological hazards, methodology, microbiological risk assessment, risk assessment, risk management

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2005
3044 Decision Research

Selected Publications in Decision Making and Risk Management
Selected Publications in Decision Making and Risk Management
URL: http://www.decisionresearch.org/Publications/Lists/

Lists of publications published by researchers at Decision Research. Paper topics include risk management, risk perception, risk communication, and other topics related to decision-making and decision analysis

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Source: Decision Research

Keywords:

bibliographies, databases, methodology, risk communication, risk management

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3042 Decision Research

Decision Research
Decision Research
URL: http://www.decisionresearch.org/

Nonprofit research organization that studies decision-making, including such aspects as risk perception, judgements, values, and information processing and their effects on decisions. The website includes information about their projects,…

Nonprofit research organization that studies decision-making, including such aspects as risk perception, judgements, values, and information processing and their effects on decisions. The website includes information about their projects, lists of publications, papers and reports, and more

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Source: Decision Research

Keywords:

methodology, nonprofit corporations, risk management

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1510 Vose, D.

Use of Microbial Risk Assessment in Decision-Making
Use of Microbial Risk Assessment in Decision-Making
URL: http://www.foodrisk.umd.edu/IRAC/events/2002-07-24/presentations/Vose.pps

This presentation was given at the 1st International Conference on Microbiological Risk Assessment: Foodborne Hazards, held in Adelphi, MD on July 24-26, 2002. It presents the principles of risk…

This presentation was given at the 1st International Conference on Microbiological Risk Assessment: Foodborne Hazards, held in Adelphi, MD on July 24-26, 2002. It presents the principles of risk assessment from several sources (Codex, OIE, Society for Risk Analysis), discusses current modelling practices and problems associated with current risk analysis practices, and presents a case for focusing on decisions when performing risk analysis. The pdf version of this presentation is available here

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Source: FoodRisk.org

Keywords:

decision support systems, methodology, microbiological risk assessment, risk analysis, risk assessment

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20020724
2002